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they hold off the taliban? here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone, it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this check point where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but it's not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now it's a chick pointmanned by afghan police protecting a vital road that is under constant threat from the taliban. but it's still receives plenty of hands-on u.s. support. >> this is what military officials call mentoring. training afghan security forces to stand alone while still providing military backup. that includes teaching them to find homemade bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or a remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor formally of the georgia bureau of investigations trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. and there
are now defending their country. the question remains whether they can still hold off the taliban. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this checkpoint where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now a checkpoint manned by afghan police protecting a vital road that's under constant threat from the taliban but it still receives plenty of hands on u.s. support. this is what military officials call mentoring, training afghan security forces to standalone while still providing military back up. that includes teaching them to find home made bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. there has been progress
by the taliban. doug is live in dc with the preview of what he's going to say today. doug? >> good morning. this is the romney campaign trying to set the agenda and be more aggressive, especially in the wake of the debate that a lot of people thought mitt romney won. look how close this race is getting. through four key swing states, all within the margin of error, little doubt as to why the romney campaign would choose this last one, virginia, to deliver this big foreign policy address today. romney is probably going to touch on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. he may get into the ongoing crisis in syria, iran's nuclear ambition u name it. there is also afghanistan with the war there now entering its 12th year and almost on cue, we're hearing from the taliban with new reports this morning that they are mocking u.s. foreign policy, saying u.s. and nato forces are preparing to flee afghanistan in disgrace. romney is expected to call the withdrawal of u.s. force has politically timed retreat. >> for the last four years, we've had a foreign policy led by a president who b
peace with the taliban and may end up having to lead just like the soviets did in '89. that cannot bode well for the folks that work in your building and listen to what we're hearing from mitt romney today. >> you're talking about the negotiations with the taliban seeming to collapse at least in the short-term, ashley. that depends, the reaction depends on who you talked to in the pentagon and some people were never all that bullish on the talks to begin with and didn't see a lot of hope there. the obama administration was out front saying that they were in direct consultations and had put a lot in there and i guess we see mitt romney arriving now. >> i will jump in now if you wouldn't mind as he comes to the podium and thanks the governor of virginia. he will begin his address to a packed house, and obviously as i said before, all eyes, all ears, because this is a pivot in the campaign, foreign policy on the agenda and first and foremost for the first time. >> thanks for the warm welcome and i particularly appreciate the introduction by my good friend and tireless campaign companion, g
-qaeda and the taliban. nato had 130-thousand troops from 50-countries fighting in afghanistan at one point. troops have started pulling out, and all foreign combat troops will be gone by the end of 20-14. 32-hundred nato troops have been killed in the war, *21-hundred* of those were americans. >>mitt romney is looking to boost his credentials before debating again. he criticized president obama dealings with all the countries. he says last month's attack that killed four americans in libya was probably the work of the same forces that attacked the united states on 911. u.s. and allies will prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. >>president obama is on a west- coast fundraising swing that's expected to add about 9-point-5 million dollars to his campaign warchest. mister obama was in los angles last night for a star-studded concert featuring katy perry stevie wonder and others. for the first time, he joked about his lackluster performance at last week's debate. today the president will attend a ceremony declaring a national monument at the california home of latino labor leader cesar chavez. anal
after the taliban led the september 11th terrorist attacks. all foreign troops scheduled to leave afghanistan by 2014, the same year the afghan people are expected to vote for a new president. more than 2,000 u.s. troops have been killed since the beginning of the war. >>> in colorado, police have expanded their search for a missing 10-year-old girl. they say a backpack found in the town of superior a few miles away from where she disappeared is likely linked to jessica ridgway. she was last even friday as she walked to a park where she met up with classmates before school. an amber alert has been issued. >>> two big tech firms in china are getting the cold shoulder from lawmakers. the house intelligence committee is warning american companies they should not do business with the chinese firms. the house panel says the firms pose a threat to national security based on recent cyberattacks traced to china. both companies have offices in herndon, virginia. >>> big bird still very much in the spotlight after last week's presidential debate. >> and the economy continues to dominate the
of supplying material to islamic militants in chechnya and to the taliban. babar ahmade two, is a british citizen. his supporters had waged a long campaign criticizing u.s.- britain extradition treaty and calling for him to be tried on british soil. violence is raging in cities across syria as rebel fighters clash with regime of syrian president bashar al-assad. attacks and homs has increased. ariel and ground attacks have been reported on aleppo, while a bombing at the police headquarters in damascus left one officer dead. tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across spain on sunday and a lettuce-to protest against governor -- government-oppose austerity. union leaders have warned of a potential general strike to the spanish government continue to cut public spending. thousands of people have rallied in guatemala over the killings of six indigenous protesters who were shot dead last week. the victims were taking part in a road blockade to oppose living costs and educational policies when government forces opened fire. another 24 -- 34 people were wounded. thousands of
, that this is a recruitment tool for al qaeda and the taliban. that as soon as there's a drone strike that kills somebody's child or kills their wife, in that culture, the culture is then to pick up a gun and seek revenge. these people, when we went into a meeting ere there were just thousands of people waiting for us, they were chanting "we want peace, we want peace." they don't want to live like this. this has been over eight years of drone strikes. killed way too many people. and they were so excited to see us coming as the face of americans who value their lives and who want to live in peace with them as well. >> medea, the united states has a tricky relationship with pakistan. we're trng to better our relations with them. don't you think your actions there are making it more difficult for our government to operate in pakistan the way it sees fit? >> on the contrary, carol, we think that we are the citizen at this particular times -- diplomats that are winning the hearts and minds of the pakistani people. we've been to an area where they have not seen americans for ten years. all they know of america
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